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"The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Wabash Cannon-Ball" of the 322nd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group makes a pretty picture as it wings its way through the sky on a bombing mission on 28 January 1944."

- 8 January 1944: No "counter" scheduled today, but the B-17F "Wabash Cannonball" (serial 42-29947, coded LG-U) of the 322nd BS, 91st BG. The next day 2Lt John W Smith's crew would take the "Cannonball" to Frankfurt.



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    B-17 Flying Fortress
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Date Contributor Update
22 April 2018 16:43:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations